British shoe design wunderkind Sophia Webster opens a pop-up shop today in London’s Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly. Mentored by fashion favourite Nicholas Kirkwood, she burst onto the scene with her debut collection in SS13 and is the recipient of NEWGEN funding for two years in a row.
Her six-week shoe store sits happily across from heritage cordwainers Church’s, making her painted, playful and colour-pop creations stand out all the more. “I thought it would be fun to do it in Burlington Arcade — bring a bit of life to the place,” she told the Evening Standard. It shouldn’t be difficult to find – look out for a neon sign in the window that spells ‘Sophia’.